Secular bloggers live in fear after spate of killings

In Bangladesh, violence by radical Islamists is on the rise. In 2013, a group of fundamentalists published a list of 84 intellectuals and free thinkers to be “reduced to silence”. Since the beginning of the year, three of these men have been murdered. All were bloggers who dared to express their atheist views and criticise the influence of Islam in Bangladeshi society. FRANCE 24 went to the capital Dhaka to meet secular writers who live in constant fear of being killed.

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